Are hurricanes always called hurricanes?

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Are hurricanes always called hurricanes?

The storm may be the same but if the location is different, people may refer to the storm in a different terminology.
If a tropical storm begins in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, the north Atlantic or northeast Pacific Ocean, it's called a hurricane. Similar tropical storms which occur in the northwest Pacific west of the International Date Line or called typhoons. The same storm is called a tropical cyclone in Australia and around the Indian Ocean.



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